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The Imperial Palace from 1420 to 1912, the Forbidden City was once the centre of the Chinese universe as the seat of the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasty. Located just off Tiananmen Square, the magnificent buildings still dominate the centre of Beijing; over 180 acres of exquisite and ornate traditional Chinese palatial architecture, built to an exact symmetry and geometry to achieve the perfect balance of yin and yang. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

The Forbidden City, is the world’s largest palace complex and China’s best preserved collection of ancient building. It is known as the ‘forbidden’ city due to the fact it was off limits for 500 years to commoners, unless they were expressly invited, and has 980 buildings within its moat and turreted walls. Whilst the buildings themselves are grandiose and beautiful, you’ll also find a wealth of dynastic artefacts inside – the very best way to glimpse what life was like for the emperor in Imperial China.

The Forbidden City Holidays

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    Wonders of China
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    Wonders of China

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    16 days from £2,890ppFully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

    • Great Wall
    • Warriors in Xian
    • Yangtze River Cruise
    • Li River and Yangshuo
    • Bustling Shanghai
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    Majestic Yangtze
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    Majestic Yangtze

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    14 days from £2,290ppFully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

    • Bustling Shanghai
    • Yangtze River Cruise
    • Chengdu Pandas
    • Warriors in Xian
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  • China Delights

    China Delights

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    18 days from £3,490ppFully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

    • Bustling Shanghai
    • Li River Cruise
    • Grand Buddha of Leshan
    • Chengdu Pandas
    • Warriors in Xian
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Things To See Nearby

  • Discover Great Wall of China
    Great Wall of China

    China’s most iconic sight, the Great Wall of China winds its way through the stark landscapes of north China for over 4,000 miles.

  • Discover Tiananmen Square
    Tiananmen Square

    The vast expanse of Tiananmen Square covers over 100 acres making it one of the largest public squares in the world.

  • Discover The Summer Palace
    The Summer Palace

    Built in 1750 as a summertime playground for the royal family the Summer Palace is a masterpiece of traditional Chinese landscaping.

  • Discover Temple of Heaven
    Temple of Heaven

    A complex of magnificent religious buildings set within the 267 hectares of the Temple of Heaven Park.

  • Discover Lama Temple
    Lama Temple

    The Lama Temple, officially known as the Yonghe Temple, is the most renowned Tibetan Buddhist temple outside of Tibet.

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